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June 23 - 25, 2017

Social Thinking San Francisco
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Join us for our 10th Annual Social Thinking Global Providers’ Conference! Every year, practitioners of the Social Thinking Methodology from around the world come together to share ideas, expand their toolbox, and network. Discover new frameworks, strategies, and programs that are being developed across the globe and bring them back to your community! Note: Our Providers’ Conference is not for beginners - it’s intended for those who are well-versed in the methodology and would like to expand their skill set.

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We are proud to be one of the only companies in education that feeds both your mind and body. Each day of the conference, enjoy a delicious full lunch complete with bottomless coffee and tea - on the house! Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available. For additional dietary allergies or restrictions, please plan accordingly.

We also want to make sure you are getting the best deal possible for your budget and are happy to provide you with Early Bird and Team Discount Rates.

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  • Conference Location

  • South SF Conference Center
  • 255 S. Airport Blvd.
  • South San Francisco, CA 94080
  • Hotel Location

  • Holiday Inn
  • 275 South Airport Blvd.
  • South San Francisco, CA 94080
  • General Schedule

  • 7:30 am - 8:30 am: Sign in, get name badge & folder
    8:30 am – 12:00 pm: Conference
    12:00 pm – 12:50 pm: Lunch Provided
    12:50 pm – 3:45 pm: Conference

Get a discounted hotel room through the Social Thinking Group Block!

 

Click here to reserve your room online and use group code: STTor call 800-315-5459 and request a room within the Social Thinking Group Block.

Discounted Hotel Rooms Available through 05/24/2017

Friday June 23

Providers Conference

Day 1 of Providers Conference ( All Ages )

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Carol Westby

 

Telling Tales: The Interactive Roles of Fictional and Personal Stories in Social-Emotional Development and Communication

 

In this session, the role of personal event narratives and life stories in the development of self-identity and self-regulation will be explained. The literature on development and assessment of personal narratives will be reviewed and strategies to promote development of personal event narratives and life stories will be described and demonstrated.

  • Description
  • What You Will Learn
  • Schedule
  • CEU

Keynote Speaker Bio

 

Dr. Carol Westby is a consultant for Bilingual Multicultural Services in Albuquerque, NM, an affiliated professor at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT and is a fellow of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She has published and presented nationally and internationally on theory of mind, language-literacy relationships, narrative/expository development and facilitation, assessment and facilitation of written language, and issues in assessment and intervention with culturally/linguistically diverse populations.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the role of personal narratives in social-emotional development, sense of identity, and self-regulation
  2. Assess students’ personal event narratives and life stories
  3. Implement strategies to facilitate students’ development of coherent person event narratives and life stories
To be announced.

At this conference, earn continuing education units/credits/clock hours at no additional cost! Each course offers 6 hours of instruction and each attendee will be given a certificate of attendance and a course agenda for their records.

We are proud to be a continuing education provider for Speech-Language Pathologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Clinical and School Psychologists, and Certified Counselors, such as Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, and others.

We offer continuing education units/credits/clock hours through:

  • ASHA: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • CES: Commonwealth Educational Seminars
  • NBCC: National Board for Certified Counselors
  • And more!

See Continuing Education Information at the bottom of this page for the complete listing of our partner programs.

Saturday June 24

Providers Conference

Day 2 of Providers Conference: Full Day of Keynotes ( All Ages )

Keynote Speaker: Bonnie Singer, PhD

 

Keynote description to be announced.

 

Keynote Speakers: Patricia Prelock, PhD and Tiffany Hutchins, PhD

 

Explore with us the limitations of traditional theory of mind assessments. Then, discover how to use Theory of Mind Inventory-2, Theory of Mind Atlas, and the Social Thinking eScale to guide treatment planning that is developmentally appropriate, evidence-based, and aligned with family priorities.

  • Description
  • What You Will Learn
  • Schedule
  • CEU

Keynote Speaker Bios

 

Bonnie Singer, Ph.D. is the Founder/CEO of Architects For Learning, where she trains educators,consults with schools world-wide and directs a staff in the Boston area that provides academic intervention, assessment, and consultation services. In partnership with Dr. Anthony Bashir, she developed EmPOWER™, a method for teaching expository writing, and Brain Frames®, graphic scaffolds for language, literacy, teaching, and learning. Her primary research and publications focus on the relationship between spoken and written language, cognition, spatial processing, and self-regulated learning.


Patricia Prelock, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-CL,
is Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders, and Professor of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. Dr. Prelock coordinates parent training programs designed for caregivers of children with autism spectrum. She has 159 publications and 500 peer-reviewed and invited presentations in the areas of autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities, collaboration, language assessment and intervention, and language learning disabilities.

Tiffany Hutchins, Ph.D. is the Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Vermont. She has developed and validated new measures of theory of mind that can be used in research and practice with typically developing children and individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). She is currently investigating the efficacy of story-based interventions to remediate the core deficits of ASD and has recently established a new program of research to examine how individuals with ASD allocate visual attention when viewing face stimuli.

Participants will be able to:

Objectives: Bonnie Singer, PhD - to be announced.
 
Objectives: Patricia Prelock, PhD and Tiffany Hutchins, PhD
  1. Describe the challenges to traditional assessment of theory of mind.
  2. Identify the features of the Theory of Mind Inventory-2 (ToMI-2) that address the challenges of traditional theory of mind assessment.
  3. Describe two strategies for understanding a child’s theory of mind strengths and challenges using the output from the ToMI-2 report.

To be announced.

At this conference, earn continuing education units/credits/clock hours at no additional cost! Each course offers 6 hours of instruction and each attendee will be given a certificate of attendance and a course agenda for their records.

We are proud to be a continuing education provider for Speech-Language Pathologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Clinical and School Psychologists, and Certified Counselors, such as Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, and others.

We offer continuing education units/credits/clock hours through:

  • ASHA: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • CES: Commonwealth Educational Seminars
  • NBCC: National Board for Certified Counselors
  • And more!

See Continuing Education Information at the bottom of this page for the complete listing of our partner programs.

Sunday June 25

Providers Conference

Day 3 of Providers Conference ( All Ages )

Keynote Speakers: Michelle Garcia Winner, Founder of Social Thinking and Senior Therapist and Pamela Crooke, Ph.D., Social Thinking Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Therapist

 

Keynote description to be announced.

  • Description
  • What You Will Learn
  • Schedule
  • CEU

Keynote Speaker Bios

 

Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP is the founder of Social Thinking and specializes in the treatment of individuals with social cognitive learning challenges. She is a senior therapist at the Social Thinking Center in San Jose, California, as well as a prolific writer and international speaker. Michelle helps educators, mental health professionals, and parents appreciate how social thinking and social skills are integral to a person’s success – be it in school, in relationships, in the community, or in his/her career. In 2008, Michelle was honored with a Congressional Recognition Award for her groundbreaking work.

Pamela Crooke, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is Social Thinking’s Chief Officer of Research and Clinical Services and the Director of the Social Thinking Training and Speakers Collaborative. She is also a clinician at the Social Thinking Center in California, where she has an active caseload of children, teens and adults. She is an international Social Thinking speaker and is the co-author (with Michelle Garcia Winner) of four award-winning Social Thinking books. Pamela has served on the clinical faculty of three universities, worked in the Arizona public schools for 15 years, and published a study on the effectiveness of using Social Thinking vocabulary in the schools.

Participants will be able to:

To be announced.
To be announced.

At this conference, earn continuing education units/credits/clock hours at no additional cost! Each course offers 6 hours of instruction and each attendee will be given a certificate of attendance and a course agenda for their records.

We are proud to be a continuing education provider for Speech-Language Pathologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Clinical and School Psychologists, and Certified Counselors, such as Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, and others.

We offer continuing education units/credits/clock hours through:

  • ASHA: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • CES: Commonwealth Educational Seminars
  • NBCC: National Board for Certified Counselors
  • And more!

See Continuing Education Information at the bottom of this page for the complete listing of our partner programs.

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Continuing Education Available for Professionals

At this conference, earn continuing education units/credits/clock hours at no additional cost. Each course offers 6 hours of instruction and each attendee will be given a certificate of attendance and a course agenda for their records.

We are proud to be a continuing education provider for Speech-Language Pathologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Clinical and School Psychologists, and Certified Counselors, such as Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, and others.
 

State of California

Michelle G Winner is an approved Continuing Education Provider for State of California SLPs (PDP 54), MFTs and LCSWs (PCE 1782) (6 hours per day).

 

Canada

SLPs & OTs: Each attendee will receive a Certificate of Attendance and Agenda for each course as proof of participation. Earn 6 CEEs per course!

 

 

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

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Each course is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

 

ASHA credits will be available to Speech Language Pathologists interested in receiving and maintaining their continuing education hours through ASHA. All SLPs enrolling in ASHA CEUs will need to bring their ASHA number with them to include on their CEU registration form. Signing in & out and filling out a registration form is required for each day you attend the conference.

 

 

Commonwealth Educational Seminars

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Continuing Education Units for Social Workers, LMHCs, LMFTs, Clinical and School Psychologists are provided.  States that are covered are listed below.  Some states have exceptions and these are noted as well.

 

Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB, 400 South Ridge Parkway, Ste B, Culpepper, VA 22701) www.aswb.org

 

Social workers should contact their regulatory board determine course approval. Social workers receive 6 continuing education clock hours participating in this course for each workshop day. 

 

Marriage and Family Therapists: The following marriage and family therapy boards accept programs offered by NBCC, ASWB or APA approved providers (of which CES is approved): AL, AR, AZ, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, IA, KS, LA, MD, ME, MN, MS, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, OK, OR, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WA AND WI. In addition, CES is approved for CA MFTs. Marriage and family therapists receive 6 CE hours credit for each workshop day.

 

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education credit programs. CES maintains responsibility for this program. Psychologists completing this program earn 6 continuing education hours of credit. 

 

 

NBCC Credit: Certified Counselors

NBCC

Certified Counselors receive 6 clock hours for each conference day toward NBCC credit. Social Thinking, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6685. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Social Thinking, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

 

  

International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES)

IBCCES

Social Thinking is an approved training provider (CE153196) by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) for continuing education units toward the Certified Autism Specialist (CAS) and the Autism Certificate (AC).

 

Become Certified as an Autism Professional!
By attending a Social Thinking course you will become qualified for your autism certification. Use the partner code SOCIAL to receive 20% off of your Autism Certification at www.ibcces.org/apply. For questions, contact kristin@ibcces.org.

 

cas About the Certified Autism Specialist: The Certified Autism Specialist (CAS) is a Master’s level certification that  recognizes an individual’s experience and training with approved providers of autism education. A CAS must meet board  requirements, maintain 14 continuing education hours in autism and pass the IBCCES Autism Competency Exam. For  more information, visit www.certifiedautismspecialist.com.

 

IBCCES Autism Certificate About the Autism Certificate: The Autism Certificate is a non-Masters level certification that recognizes professionals  dedicated to promoting quality care in the field of autism. For more information, visit www.autismcertificate.com.

 

 

 

 

Courses4Teachers & University of the Pacific

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Earn Professional Development Credit
Earn three Semester Units of University of the Pacific Graduate-Level, Professional Development Credit for your work related to or inspired by Social Thinking training events. Learn more at www.courses4teachers.net/credit-for-social-thinking or by contacting Courses4Teachers at (925) 837-3817 or Courses4Teachers@Courses4Teachers.net.